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This is one of the largest houses in Herculaneum on several floors (though only the ground floor can be visited) and with large gardens. The house is named for a stunning marble relief of Achilles with his mother Thetis treating the wound of the Mysian...More
Travelling up the Main Street From the port area you come to this house on the right hand side. It may not be the greatest building on the overall site, but it does feel like a home with its red pillars and hanging medallions. The...More
The House of the Relief of Telephus is one of the largest houses in Herculaneum. It is thought to have been owned by Marcus Nonius Balbus whose statues are standing at the piazza in front of the Suburban Baths. Unfortunately only a small portion of...More
Notable for the size of the building and the exquisite carving, for want of a better word, as pictured with customers being attended to. It's at the top end of the site and makes a handy resting place to linger awhile during your visit.
Although the rooms aren't as complete as other buildings the grandure of the original is still evident with its columns and art work also access to what would have been a private garden. It was owned by some dignotory I believe.